Virginia Family Law: Factors Considered when Determining Child Support

Under the Code of Virginia (VA Code 20-61), paying child support is a legal obligation.  In Virginia, the general rule is that there is never a situation where a parent is not liable for some sort of … [Read more...]

In a Custody Battle? Know What to Ask for When You Go to Court

  The Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes several different types of custody. If you find yourself in a custody battle, either contentious or not, its helpful to know the legal lingo … [Read more...]

Don’t Let Go of That Balloon!

Effective July 1st, 2021, the Virginia legislature has passed a bill making it a civil penalty for anyone over the age of sixteen (16) to knowingly release a non-biodegradable balloon. Any person 16 … [Read more...]

Eviction Protections in Virginia Extended Again

As of August 11, 2021, Governor Northam signed a new budget bill that extends eviction protections for tenants until June 30, 2022.  Several elements of the protections had previously expired. The … [Read more...]

What is Service of Process and Why is it Important?

Have you ever been to Court and had the following occur: the other party is not present and the Judge states that there is no service on the party and dismisses the proceedings? That is because the … [Read more...]

Beneficiary Forms in Estate Planning: Primary and Contingent Beneficiaries

As we have previously discussed, one of the most important gifts you can leave your loved ones is to put a comprehensive estate plan in place. In addition to putting wills, trusts and other estate … [Read more...]

Virginia Real Estate: Buyer Beware

Over the past few months, the real estate market in the Richmond area has been booming, with a surplus of demand and not enough supply of houses on the market.  Because of that, buyers have had to … [Read more...]

Grounds of Divorce in Virginia: What Constitutes Cruelty?

In Virginia, there are two general avenues by which one can obtain a divorce: No Fault or Fault Based. Both of those terms relate to the “grounds of divorce,” which is what you must prove in order for … [Read more...]

2021 Virginia Criminal Law Update: Possession of Marijuana

The 2021 General Assembly session was one of the transformative legislative sessions in recent history in the area of criminal law.  Over the next few weeks, the criminal attorneys at Winslow, … [Read more...]

2021 Virginia Criminal Law Update: Sentencing & Probation Violations

The 2021 General Assembly session was one of the transformative legislative sessions in recent history in the area of criminal law.  Over the next few weeks, the criminal attorneys at Winslow, … [Read more...]